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Discipleship - St. Mark's Gospel can tell us a lot about the nature of discipleship.

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AO1 St. Mark's Gospel can tell us a lot about the nature of discipleship. A disciple is defined as someone who believes in and helps to spread the teachings of another. It is someone who learns from a religious leader; in the case of the twelve disciples this was Jesus, and who wishes to live life according to the leader's wishes and commands. In the Gospel we read about The Call of the First Disciples, Jesus told Simon and Andrew they would become fishers of men, this means the disciples were to convert people to the way of God. The reaction of the two men is very surprising; they rose and followed him without hesitation or questioning, when Jesus made a demand of them they answered straight away. ...read more.


We must be prepared to die for their faith and for God. In this passage Jesus is also inviting us to follow his lead but this can involve suffering, rejection and death. But we will be looked after by God if we believe for Whoever cares for his own safety is lost; but if a man will let himself be lost for my sake and for the Gospel, that man is safe. When the disciples argued over which of them was the greatest Jesus told them the only way to greatness was to serve others I f anyone wants to be first, he must make himself last of all and servant of all. ...read more.


But discipleship is not all suffering and sacrifice, those who are true disciples will receive rewards beyond their wildest dreams, There is no one who has given up home, brothers or sisters, mother, father or children, or land for my sake and the Gospel, who will not receive this age a hundred times as much - houses, brothers and sisters, mothers and children, and land - and persecutions besides; and in the age to come eternal life. This telling us if we are truly committed disciples we will be rewarded many times over. These rewards include a close relationship with God, the fellowship that can be found within the Church community and the greatest reward of all Jesus' promise of eternal life. ...read more.

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